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Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2007, 7:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Gig Harbor, WA
Message: Speaking of food - wasn't there a Raymond's next to Nylanders Photography studio and another restaurant? At least during the 60's/70's? If memory serves me correctly - it had very good food too!
Hi Cheri, I know Walden's Steak House was close to The House Of Raymond. I was very good.

Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2007, 6:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fuller
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonora, CA
Message: I looked at a lot of the pages here and it felt good to read about the teachers. Then I went to "VIET NAM" section--I saw a name I knew. We were so young then. My friend went to Leuzinger, His name was Dale Helgason--we called him "Helgie". I had several friends from that high school. Anyone from 1964 or around that time--write to me..hugs, Karen

Name: Joyce Savisky-Chance ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2007, 5:56 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Savisky
Class: 1962
City & State: La Habra,Ca.
Message: Cougar Sighting...I was at an open house at Harley-Davidson of Anaheim-Fullerton today and spotted Fred Rand 62. He introduced me to his wife and had her take our photo. It's nice to see someone from the past and chat for a bit.
Hey Joyce, That does count and thanks for sharing.

Name: Karen Fuller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2007, 5:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Fuller
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonora, CA
Message: I just found this site! wow! I often wonder what Hawthorne looks like now--its been a long time since I was there. I went on to El Camino College for 2 yrs. I have a site on MY SPACE. I became a minister in 2004. I would love to hear from any of the jerks who used to throw spit balls at my face when I was up in front of the class--yes, I DO remember you! But you are FORGIVEN. I was a dancer in high school and later became a Belly Dancer. I often think of my teachers--Mrs. Nita Cable and a few others. Drop a line. I'll send a current pic. say HI! hugs2uall, Karen
Hey Karen, I remember your face. Thanks much and glad you finally found us.

Name: Marilyn Ross ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2007, 1:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
City & State: Garden Grove
No E-mail
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Ken Huthmaker. I didn't know him in high school but met him at a cruise night at Fosters in 2000. A real nice guy, it was fun talking to him. I hope you get to go to Catalina Ken, and have a real good time!

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2007, 11:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tokyo, Japan
Message: I am shocked and saddened to learn of Ken Huthmaker's illness. He and I have been friends for over 30 years from when he was administrative assistant to former Assemblyman Paul Bannai and I was a campaign worker and central committee chairman. I've already communicated my thoughts to Linda. A few years ago, I put Ken in touch with Jim Nolt of "The Adventures Continue" website and Ken submitted an article on meeting George Reeves and other "Superman" cast memebers. You can read it at . Also, Ken has his own website on celebrities he has photographed over the years and you can reach it at his signature via the above URL.

Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 22, 2007, 7:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hawthorne, Calif.
Message: It?s surprising to me that no one has mentioned the momma or papa burgers with a great root beer or the tostados at Taco Tio, with their secret sauce. For a 15 year old just learning how to drive a car and you got to hang out with the big guys. Now them were some good eats.

Name: David Neuschafer ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 21, 2007, 8:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Leuzinger
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, California
Message: Good grief...Would you guys quit-it with the food and great places to eat...I can't stand it!!!.....David

Name: linda huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 21, 2007, 8:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: huthmaker
Class: 1963
City & State: torrance, ca.
Message: Dear Everyone who knows and loves my brother Ken (class of 1958). Ken is very ill with Cancer, and I would ask that you keep him in prayer, and in your thoughts. Ken is presently at Kaiser Hospital, in Harbor City, but may be able to come home, next week, if everything goes to plan. It is his strongest desire to go to his 50th High School reunion, in Catalina, on May 12. If it is the Lord's will, I will accompany him to this great event. We'll keep that hope uppermost, and trust we'll see you on May 12th. Thank you, so much: Linda Huthmaker
Hi Linda, We'll keep Ken in our prayers....

Name: Jean MacErnie ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 21, 2007, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 1968
City & State: Albq
No E-mail
Message: Hi Steve Fraser...I think that you were right about Cliftons Cafeteria....that sounds familiar. I never ate at Sir Georges, though I remember it...It was Woodys Smorgasburger...I believe it was the one on Sepulveda. I think thT Fuddruckers is the best though. Meatball Sandwiches at drool for...Loved Green Farms....Chicken Delight....they gave you blueberry muffins with the meal. We ate lots of food in mexican restaurants in CA but NM is tops with that. The worst thing I ever ate was black licorice ice cream at a drugstore in Inglewood....Yuch! One lick and I trashed it....

Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 21, 2007, 3:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Dallas, OR
Message: Five hundred years ago, I had to ride my bike every morning from 119th St and Felton down to a garage behind the Pizza Show to pick up my Times newspapers for my paper route, and then ride back, my route was right around my home. I think it was about 3 and half miles, Daryl Lundquist's older brother was the paper boss. Hawthorne was safe at 3:a.m. for a 12 year old. Not to put all the pressure on you John, does anyone know who Dockweiler beach, we knew it as Playa Del Rey, is named after or for?
It's named for Isadore Dockweiler who was a State Park Commissioner and local LA lawyer in the 1920s or 30s.

Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 21, 2007, 3:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: South Bay
Message: High Schools will probably be part of a Department of Corrections 30 years from now. School districts will be transformed into penal institutions 'sad (hope not)

Name: Michael Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 21, 2007, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: High School... Miss it too... But with all the craziness that goes on High School campuses today, I wonder if the students will say the same thing 30 years from now, I hope so! And I didn't realize we had a campus policeman (C. Elkins) back in 71.

Name: Wendy Chaney ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 21, 2007, 5:23 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Zitter
Class: 1987
City & State: San Diego, CA
Message: I sure miss high school.
Me too....

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2007, 9:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: To this day I have never had a better tasting BBQ beef sandwich than from Roccos. Absolutely the best. As wade said El Tarasco mexican food was the best. My mom was a great cook and to this day I never had better tasting spaghetti than she made. Unreal. Dinah's had great fried chicken and the ALL U CAN eat Tuesday's (I think) were the best. Everyone from the gym would go down and eat a ton of chicken. Marie Callendars had the best pies. I remember they only sold pies. Now they sell everything. Red Onion was also a favorite place to go. They too had good mexican food, just fancier. Green Farms had great whole chickens. Loved Bob's Big Boy hamburgers. Fuddruckers has to be the best though. Der Weinerschnitzel had great french fries and shakes. 31 Flavors the best ice cream
Keith, you're making me hungry again

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2007, 7:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kilroy
Class: 1971
City & State: The OC
Message: Earlier someone mentioned Clifton's Cafeteria downtown. As a special treat my grandmother used to take me there when I was a kid, maybe age 8. We would take the bus from her house in Inglewood (she, wearing her best clothes and gloves!) and make a day of it. The place seemed so huge to me and being able to pick out whatever I wanted---what a thrill for a kid. I happened by there a couple of years ago and it looked VERY different to me some 40 odd years later, I thought it had been huge but I guess that was just in my memories, at least I still have those (well, sorta)!! Thanks John!
Hey Debbie, Huge kind of grows into perspective when you grow up

Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2007, 5:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: My boys loved the Pizza Show (take out or eat in)! It was on Hawthorne Blvd & 133rd. Pizza, spaghetti and salad with tons of Italian dressing. The best! Meatball sandwiches weren't bad either, but Lucille Miller's were Number One!
Pizza Show is still there although today I think it's owned by our own Hawthorne Mayor, Larry Guidi

Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2007, 1:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Speaking of those good places to eat....El Tarasco on Rosecrans. The best Mexican food. When it opened up in '71 a Super Deluxe Burrito was $1.35. Big as a Pop Warner football. When you went in to eat, a 12 bar stool counter, you could hand your beer to the server and he'd put them on ice for you!!! One other place was Zeppy's Pizza in MB just up from the pier. 25 cents a slice. if you had a buck you were set for lunch. Mac's Liquor, MB Blvd and Manhattan Ave, sold a six pack of Coors for $1.35 back in the day. $2.35 and a day at the beach!!! Golfers get ready....looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Great burritos, that's for certain, Thanks Wade

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2007, 1:43 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Miles
Class: 1977
City & State: Del Aire
Message: Anyone have a special memories about the Skylark?

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2007, 11:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, Hi
Message: I loved Sir Georges. For some reason I loved their corn and mashed potatoes. Used to go their with a samoan group and they would eat so much food then go to the restroom and throw-up and then go back for more. They ate so much.

Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2007, 9:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: There was a Taste of Sweden restaurant just on the west side of the Imperial theater. King Saul's Deli was across Crenshaw on the south side of the street in the shopping center where there was also a toy store (Little America"?) selling Revell model airplanes and ships, and AMT model cars. Around the corner from the Imperial theater and down a little on Crenshaw was Mel's Sporting Goods, where I bought my first 12 Guage "iron" at age fourteen. Anyway, King Saul's Deli had a menu offering called a "Tootsie", a big combo plate consisting of three small Kaiser rolls, each a different sandwich: one corned beef, one pastrami, and one chopped chicken liver, along with a side of potato salad and a big kosher pickle wedge. We would always get a "Brownie" to go from the Deli case, but they were referred to as "Goodies" instead, so as not to offend any customer. Wish King Saul's was still there: they had good food. Now I'm hungry for a meat Knish and some potato pancakes with applesauce.
Me too, I'm going out for lunch.

Name: Maria Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 20, 2007, 2:07 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 1980
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: I think this counts as a Cougar sighting. I had dinner with Claudia Shout ('71) last Saturday. We had a great time talking about the good ol' days. I told her about this website, I hope she gets her computer up and running again soon so that she can check it out.Hi Tom Shelley, haven't seen any post from you in a while. Hope you're well.
Hi Maria, It sure does count. Thanks for the sighting. Saw Tom at the VFW breakfast last weekend. Hey Tom, check in once in a while, will ya'?

Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 19, 2007, 8:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: Anyone know of the Encounter Restaurant? I first rode my 10 speed bicycle over there in the early sixties to go in and have a bite however, it was so hoity toity back then "they" wouldn't let me in because I wasn't wearing a tie with my nice shirt and slacks! I locked my bike to the outer wall and was IN the elevator waiting for the doors to close with several other people when an employee yelled over and told me I couldn't go up. I was deflated. It wasn't until the late '60's that I actually made it up there, just for a look, no munching and wasn't impressed with the Formica walnut wall panels and the red carpet. Back then it was the restaurant in the Theme Bldg at LAX. It was named something else back then but, in the early or mid-eighties the Disney Imagineers were called to redesign, rebuild the restaurant and the Encounter was born. It's kinda like being on the set of Star Trek. I took Carole Beazer (a gourmet chef) there for dinner one January night and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Even though we dressed for the occasion, we discovered ties & coats for the men are no longer required. A couple of years later I went back for a spur of the moment dinner and guess what? On the lower level near the windows was a guy who literally appeared to be a "street person" talking to himself, and drawing a lot of nonsense on sheets of paper. The waitress said he's come in before! To LAX and guys without ties and you!